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I washed my car (V70R Manual GB) the other day and the rust on my rotor disc brake bonded with my parking brake, I revved it up to free it and it hasn't been the same since. This isn't the first time it's happened. Only this time I let the car sit for 4 days. I took the wheel and caliper off and everything looks fine. I had the wife drive it real slow and it seems like the right rear brake is still making contact. Maybe it's the Emergency brake. What should I do next?<p>Any Ideas.
 

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Re: Broke my rear brake! (sinisin63)

It has nothing to do with the disc brake assembly. The problem is internal with the parking brake, shoe brake assembly. Pull off the rotor, and I suspect you will see the parking brake shoe has delaminated, and perhaps other damage inside the parking brake drum.<p>Common problem with Volvo for the last 35 years that I am aware of.
 

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Re: Broke my rear brake! (rogersampson)

I'm going to have to tear into it next Saturday. The rotor disc already has a small grooved cut into it from something that is making contact while driving. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>
 

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Re: Broke my rear brake! (sinisin63)

This has been discussed a couple of times in the past. It's a real PITA when the pads bind to the drum.<p>Two things you can do after you wash your car to reduce the probability of this happening... drive the car for a couple of minutes to allow any water that may have collected in the parking brake to be ejcted and do not set your parking brake for at least a day after you wash your car.<p>Hope you don't have any serious damage.
 

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Re: Broke my rear brake! (sinisin63)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I washed my car (V70R Manual GB) the other day and the rust on my rotor disc brake bonded with my parking brake, I revved it up to free it and it hasn't been the same since. This isn't the first time it's happened. Only this time I let the car sit for 4 days. <p>Any Ideas.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>this has happened to me too, a couple times - the first time i thought my transmission was hung up or something. scared me to death! i try to drive it for a few minutes now after a wash before i park it. it happened without the parking brake being applied though, just sitting in park overnight... hope i didn't do anything awful by gently rocking it in R, then D (apology to the purists, i have a GT) until it broke free... <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>06 S60R GT / Titanium Gray / 18" Chrome Pegs / Gobi / iPod<p>
 

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Re: Broke my rear brake! (vickisue97b)

My suggestion is to get the parking brake shoes first, this way if something is amiss you can replace the shoes while you have everything apart. It may take you a couple of REALLY good whacks with a sledge (block of wood is recommended) to get the rotor off if it's binding. And remember to loosen the e-brake tension at the handle inside the car (it's the only place to do it on these caRs).<p>I rebuilt my parking brake a month ago when I did my brakes. It can be a pain in the tail to get back together. <p>Good luck. We're here if you have questions.
 
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